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Sep 16, 2009

FC Barcelona will kick start their defense of Champions League crown officially with the visit to San Siro tonight. This match is set to bring out some stunning re-unions, most importantly Eto and Ibrahmovic. Zlatan Ibrahmovic is set to have a very hostile reception from the Inter fans; meanwhile Eto will feel a bit awkard playing against players who were his team mates for long six years. But there will be no lack of motivation for these players. Apart from these two Motta and Maxwell will be playing against there old clubs. Samuel Eto has recently discussed abnout his move to Inter with the media. He made no effort to hide his surprise and dissappointment in being discarded after a great effor last season. So he will be extra motivated to prove something to Guardiola. To his credit Eto has already fitted into the Inter side and looks to have developed a deadly understanding with Diego Milito. Meanwhile Ibrahmovic may have slotted two goals but he never have looked comfortable in the system till now. He will need more time to integrate into the team. Mourinho already has indicated how his first eleven will be. He will be most probably featuring the same eleven which started against Parma - Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Walter Samuel, Cristian Chivu, Javier Zanetti, Stankovic (or Muntari), Thiago Motta, Wesley Sneijder, Samuel Eto’o, and Diego Milito.

Barca meanwhile is expected to feature the starongest possible side. That means we should be seeing Alves, Pique, Puyol and Abidal infront of Valdes. The midfield should be back to his best with Toure partnering the little giants - Iniesta and Xavi. And as anyone can predict Messi, Henry and Inrahmovic will be the attacking trio. The supposed starting line-up of Inter promises a very open game. But with Mourinho we can never be sure. He may go back to the classic defensive minded team which he is so comfrotable with. But the good form of Eto and Milito should convice him in going for a much open style. This one looks to be a very tough and entertaining match and a draw sould be the most appropriate result. But if Inter allows our midfield to take control then they will be in serious trouble. My prediction is a 1-1 draw with Eto definitively scoring.

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